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West Ham United: Fans react to report on Ben Johnson and Xande Silva

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Supporters of West Ham United have been reacting to a report which has emerged on David Moyes’ intentions for Ben Johnson and Xande Silva.

According to the Daily Star, the Scottish manager ‘wants to be in a situation’ where the two youngsters ‘can regularly train with the main group’ (via @WHUFCFZ). This had many fans talking.

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For those unaware, Johnson is an English full-back (per Transfermarkt) and Silva is a Portuguese right-winger (per Transfermarkt). So, following the report, West Ham fans continued airing their desire for them to be involved.

The English defender has graduated through the ranks with the Irons and is currently a part of the Under-23 squad (per Transfermarkt).

Johnson has made a solitary appearance for the first team, that being in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City earlier this season (per Transfermarkt).

Silva, however, has been with the Hammers since the summer of 2018 after signing from Vitória Guimarães SC (per Transfermarkt). The Portuguese attacker has made only two senior appearances since then (per Transfermarkt).

Should David Moyes be looking to get more of the club's academy players involved in the first team next season?

Yes, it's a great idea

Yes, it's a great idea

No, we need more quality

No, we need more quality

As can be seen in these responses from West Ham supporters, they are keen on the idea of the two youngsters being introduced to first-team training next season.

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